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Word: chancellor

Definition: legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor


Sentences Containing 'chancellor'

``My husband dines with the chancellor,''replied the young lady;``he has just gone, and I am sure he'll be exceedingly sorry not to have had the pleasure of seeing you before he went.''
Magistrate and orator of great eloquence chancellor of France under Louis XV.
'He is memorializing the Lord Chancellor, or the Lord Somebody or other--one of those people, at all events, who are paid to be memorialized--about his affairs.
Now, for example, Mr. Traddles,' said Mrs. Micawber, assuming a profound air, 'a judge, or even say a Chancellor.
'Do I understand, my dear Mr. Traddles, that, at the expiration of that period, Mr. Micawber would be eligible as a Judge or Chancellor?'
My aunt, looking very like an immovable Chancellor of the Exchequer, would occasionally throw in an interruption or two, as 'Hear!'
Now, you know, Copperfield, if I was Lord Chancellor, we couldn't do this!'
I could heartily wish a law was enacted, that every traveller, before he were permitted to publish his voyages, should be obliged to make oath before the Lord High Chancellor, that all he intended to print was absolutely true to the best of his knowledge; for then the world would no longer be deceived, as it usually is, while some writers, to make their works pass the better upon the public, impose the grossest falsities on the unwary reader.

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